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Confronting Decline: The Political Economy of Deindustrialization in Twentieth-Century New England (Hardback)
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Confronting Decline: The Political Economy of Deindustrialization in Twentieth-Century New England (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 30/12/2013
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In recent decades, the decline of traditional manufacturing - deindustrialization - has been one of the most significant aspects of the restructuring of the American economy. David Koistinen examines the Massachusetts textile industry from the 1920s through the 1980s in order to better understand the process of industrial decline.

Publisher: University Press of Florida
ISBN: 9780813049076
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 658 g
Dimensions: 234 x 155 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
[A] finely researched book. "American Historical Review"
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Will grow increasingly relevant as globalization and deindustrialization continue to reshape the American economy in the twenty-first century. "Journal of American History"
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Challenges commonly held ideas about when and where deindustrialization began, and argues that contemporary responses to industrial decline have a much longer history than scholars have recognized. EH-Net
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Koistinen traces the post World War I decline of cotton textiles, triggered largely by low-cost southern competition. . . . He incorporates the voices of business leaders, policymakers, and workers themselves. "Business History Review"
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Superbly demonstrates that efforts by public and private groups to counter deindustrialization had little, if any, impact. "Economic History Review"
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Reminds us, first, that history continues far beyond the drama of plant closings, and . . . that looking through a longer lens allows us to view important connections that had remained hidden. Second, as scholars are increasingly exploring firms and the larger business community as historical actors, he demonstrates the power of a political economic analysis. "Journal of American Studies"
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A welcome addition to the literature of deindustrialization, and I advise anyone interested in the current political debate regarding a revival of U.S. manufacturing to read it. "New England Quarterly"
A short review cannot do justice to the wealth of information and breadth of research Koistinen marshals in this case study. "Journal of Economic History"
Reminds us that New England was in the forefront of both the Industrial Revolution and the plant closings of the twentieth century. "Labor Studies Journal"
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"Koistinen traces the post-World War I decline of cotton textiles, triggered largely by low-cost southern competition. . . . He incorporates the voices of business leaders, policymakers, and workers themselves."--Business History Review

"Reminds us, first, that history continues far beyond the drama of plant closings, and . . . that looking through a longer lens allows us to view important connections that had remained hidden. Second, as scholars are increasingly exploring firms and the larger business community as historical actors, he demonstrates the power of a political economic analysis."--Journal of American Studies

"Will grow increasingly relevant as globalization and deindustrialization continue to reshape the American economy in the twenty-first century."--Journal of American History

"Challenges commonly held ideas about when and where deindustrialization began, and argues that contemporary responses to industrial decline have a much longer history than scholars have recognized."--EH-Net

"[A] finely researched book."--American Historical Review

"Superbly demonstrates that efforts by public and private groups to counter deindustrialization had little, if any, impact."--Economic History Review

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